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Flashcards in Quiz 5 - Joint movements Deck (20):
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flexion

reduces angle between joint

2

extension

increases angle between joint

3

abduction

moving away from body in frontal plane

4

adduction

moving back toward body in frontal plane

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circumduction

moving (limb) in a loop (ex: drawing a circle)

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rotation

rotating (limb) along longitudinal axis (ex: drawing a dot)

7

medial rotation

rotating inward

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lateral rotation

rotating outward

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elevation

moving structure in superior position

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depressing

moving structure in inferior position

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protraction

moving structure in anterior position

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retraction

moving structure in posterior position

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pronation

moving palm to face back

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supination

moving palm to face front

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opposition

special movement of thumb that produces contact with thumb and palm or any other finger

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reposition

reverse movement of opposition

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inversion

twisting foot (sole) inward

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eversion

twisting foot (sole) outward

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dorsiflexion

moving toes toward shin

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plantarflexion

moving toes down